Jun 26, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Political Science (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of Political Science
School of Arts and Sciences

Classroom-Medical Building 209 t 260-481-6686 ~ www.ipfw.edu/pols

To earn the B.A. with a major in political science, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and the School of Arts and Sciences (see Part 3), and complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • Additional credits in Area III Credits: 3

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in POLS) Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

School of Arts and Sciences Requirements


Foreign Language


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part B Credits: 14

Distribution (not in POLS)


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses


  • POLS Yxxx - additional POLS credits, 100 level or above Credits: 6
  • POLS Yxxx - additional POLS credits, 200 level or above Credits: 15

General Elective Courses


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

Total Credits: 124


Teacher Certification


You may be certified as a teacher of social studies after fulfilling all requirements for the B.A. with a major in political science and all requirements for teacher certification. Full information on teachercertification requirements is available from the School of Education.

Prior to your junior year, the School of Education requires that you successfully complete EDUA F300, EDUC W200/M101, and EDUC K201 and the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before admission to the teacher education program. The PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam must be completed before or during the student-teaching semester, normally in your senior year.

Notes


Neither Y398 (Internship in Urban Institutions) nor Y482 (Practicum) may count for more than 6 credits for the major; these two courses together may not count for more than 9 credits for the major.

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